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Zick, Tobias

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Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany | 12/11/2015

Migration only a problem for the EU

The EU leaders want to stem northward migration but their African colleagues have no interest in such efforts, the centre-left daily Süddeutsche Zeitung points out: "It would be naive to believe that Africa's heads of state and government want to stop their citizens' exodus. For many of them it is very convenient that thousands of people, predominantly young men, are leaving the country to find work in the north and then send money home. Millions of large families depend on such money transfers. If they prevent young people from setting off for Europe even more hopelessness and frustration will build up in their own country. … So the Europeans shouldn't expect their African colleagues to join forces with them against migration; a phenomenon which is perceived as a 'problem' only on this side of the Mediterranean."

Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany | 25/09/2013

Somali Islamism also menaces Europe

Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta announced on Tuesday evening that the four-day siege at a shopping centre in Nairobi had come to an end. The Somali al-Shabaab militia has claimed responsibility for the attack in which more than 70 people were killed. The left-liberal Süddeutsche Zeitung points out that the attack also has repercussions for Europe: "The Somali Islamist militia has demonstrated that it has international structures. A commander who justified the butchering in a telephone interview spoke English with a polished British accent. And according to initial findings, men holding American and British passports were among the attackers. ... For two years Kenyan troops have been fighting in Somalia against the Islamists, and it's nothing short of astonishing that a revenge attack in the heart of Kenya like that at the Westgate shopping mall wasn't carried out much earlier. The Kenyan, Ugandan and Burundi troops that fight against the al-Qaeda-allied militia in Somalia do so also in the interest of Europe and the US."

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